Lansing

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Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

The Lansing Office of Emergency Management is recommending evacuation in various neighborhoods due to possible flooding. WKAR’s Katie Cook has more.

 


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WKAR File Photo

Later this week, the Grand River in Lansing is expected to be at its highest level since 1985. The National Weather Service predicts the river to be cresting at 14 feet on Friday.


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Courtesy / City of Lansing

Less than 40 days into his new job, Lansing Mayor Andy Schor delivered an upbeat message in his first State of the City address Wednesday night

 


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Andy Schor was sworn in as mayor of Lansing on January 1st. Tonight, he delivers his first State of the City address. Click on this story for a link to watch the speech.


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Courtesy / City of Lansing

WKAR's Kevin Lavery talks with Lansing Mayor Andy Schor about his first two weeks in office and some upcoming issues.

Current State for January 13-14, 2018

Jan 13, 2018

On this edition of Current State: A round-up of this week in Michigan politics; A trip to Potter Park Zoo; A new exhibit opening at the Broad Art Museum highlights the works of Andy Warhol; Discussing self-identity and discrimination with Latinx Michigan State University students, and more.

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The Lansing Board of Education now has two vacancies to fill this year. Board member Shirley Rodgers passed away last week, and at Thursday night's board meeting, Peter Spadafore submitted his resignation. In November, Spadafore was elected to the Lansing city council.

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR Public Media

A new Michigan is aimed at encouraging the development of grocery stores in underserved urban areas.

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Courtesy / Lansing Board of Water and Light

The Lansing Board of Water and Light is announcing its biggest-ever project.  The utility will build a new natural gas plant in Delta Township. 

 


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Courtesy photo / Michigan House Television

Democrat Andy Schor bid farewell to the state House of Representatives yesterday, as he prepares to serve as mayor of Lansing.


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WKAR File Photo

Subzero temperatures are expected in Mid-Michigan over the next 24 hours, so the region’s largest homeless shelter is preparing to house more people than usual. 

 


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A Lansing area organization is holding an event this week to attract more workers to Michigan’s capital city. On Wednesday evening, Capital Comeback will take place in Lansing’s Cooley Law School Stadium. WKAR’s Karel Vega spoke with Chris Sell, founder and Executive Director of Lansing 5:01, the event’s organizers about what attendees can expect.

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR Public Media

Lansing Mayor-elect Andy Schor is announcing his transition team. 

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Police say a shooting that wounded a 15-year-old girl outside a Lansing school last week was accidental.

Brown Clarke Looking At "Next Steps" Post-Mayoral Race

Nov 7, 2017
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Despite losing her mayoral bid, at-large Lansing City Council member Judi Brown Clarke called the campaign a positive experience. 


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